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"Literally I show up in the morning and I say, 'Who's dead?'" obit writer Bruce Weber explains in the film. "And somebody puts a folder on my desk and that's ... what I do that day." Weber took a buyout from The New York Times in 2016. Courtesy of Kino Lorber hide caption

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'Obit' Follows The 'Times' Team Charged With Turning Lives Into History

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Robert Pirsig Dies At 88; Motorcycle Trip Inspired Popular 'Zen' Book

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Famously Eccentric Comedian Irwin Corey Dies At 102

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Celebrating Lunar New Year With The Woman Who Changed Chinese Food In The U.S.

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Debbie Reynolds Dies, One Day After The Death Of Her Daughter Carrie Fisher

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Aisha Hinds (at left) will play Harriet Tubman in the second season of WGN America's Underground, alongside (left to right) Amirah Vann, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller and Jessica de Gouw. Courtesy of WGN America hide caption

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At Last, Harriet Tubman Strides Onto Our Screens

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The Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough & Snuggles cocktail is served in a Santa Claus mug at Miracle on Seventh Street, a pop-up holiday cocktail bar in Washington, D.C. The cocktail contains butter-washed vodka, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, hazelnut liqueur, half-and-half and salt. It's served with a little ball of egg-free cookie dough as garnish. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Christmas Cookie Cocktails: Nice, Naughty Drinks For (21+) Boys And Girls

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Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1954. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, An Icon Of Camp, Glitz And Glam, Dies At 99

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A Lego figure in a wheelchair was introduced at the 67th International Toy Fair in January 2016. He comes in the "City" set, a community of figures shown playing and working in an urban park setting. Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dolls With Disabilities Escape The Toy Hospital, Go Mainstream

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Middle Eastern Meatball Soup with Vegetables, one of many recipes featured in Soup for Syria. Interlink Publishing hide caption

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'Soup For Syria': Chefs Share Recipes To Raise Funds For Refugees

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Ilana (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) routinely take the subway in Broad City. But public transit hasn't always been featured so prominently on television. Linda Kallerus/Comedy Central hide caption

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Stand Clear Of The Doors: TV Finally Gets On Board With Mass Transit

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Plimoth Plantation Showcases Music Of Pilgrims And Native Americans

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PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies At 61

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Amy Adams stars as linguistics professor Louise Banks in the new movie Arrival, adapted from a Ted Chiang short story. The science fiction author spent five years studying linguistics before writing "Story of Your Life." Jan Thijs/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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'Arrival' Author's Approach To Science Fiction? Slow, Steady And Successful

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